Using film and media as catalysts for cultural transformation, The Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes so that everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, ability, religion, or circumstance, can fulfill their human potential. Jennifer Siebel Newsom founded The Representation Project (a 501c3) in 2011 in response to the overwhelming public demand for ongoing education and social action in support of her first film, Miss Representation. Since then, The Representation Project has released Newsom’s second directorial film, The Mask You Live In, and become well known for creating popular campaigns such as #NotBuyingIt and #AskHerMore. Learn more at therepresentationproject.org.
The Representation Project
Watch The Mask You Live In. This documentary film explores how America’s limiting definition of masculinity is hurting boys, men, and society at large.
Pledge to challenge limiting representations of gender and The Representation Project will help you stay up to date on related issues and how to advocate for an expanded definition of masculinity.
A Call To Men
A CALL TO MEN is a violence prevention organization and respected leader on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls. The organization’s approach is grounded in the social ecological model, advocated by the Centers for Disease Control, as a framework for primary prevention of gender-based violence. Follow A CALL TO MEN on Facebook and Twitter @acalltomen.
Watch Tony Porter’s TED Talk and think about how you have been socialized to view women, girls, and your own manhood.
Commit to talk with another man in your life – maybe your dad or a friend – about healthy, respectful manhood.
Talk with your teacher or coach about bringing the LIVERESPECT Curriculum to your school or athletic program.
HeForShe is a United Nations Women solidarity movement for gender equality. UN Women is the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women with the goal of accelerating the achievement of ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030’, UN Women’s vision for a gender equal world. HeForShe was launched on 20 September 2014, at the United Nations by former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson with an invitation to men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity. Achieving gender equality in our lifetimes requires an innovative, inclusive approach that both recognizes men and boys as partners for women’s rights, and acknowledges the ways in which they also benefit from this equality. With an ambitious goal of mobilizing 1 BILLION men, the HeForShe journey begins by making a commitment online at www.HeForShe.org and adding your voice to the movement.
Add your voice to the HeForShe movement and make the commitment here: heforshe.org
Download the HeForShe Action kits and learn more about how you can get involved: HeForShe Kits